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Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by Chevyforever, Oct 9, 2021.
Let me out!
Opportunity for an upgrade!
Anyone fine the frost plug? It's probably still usable.
My buddy has a '56 Lincoln and that is mild to what happened to his.
One rod actually twisted around another as if a stick of licorice!
Is your buddy's the somewhat rare Continental Mark II ?
w/ 368" Y-block ?
I've lusted after them for years!
The underhood shot of that Mark II is impressive! Think of a 57 Ford pickup with that motor under the hood, Tremec 5 speed. Oh my.
Yes, Y but not certain of size.
Reminds me of a mini-disaster I had with my '69 Grand Prix SJ 428. I was seeing a girl who had moved to another city about 260ish Klms away. I was driving home in the later afternoon Sunday after a weekend of "enjoyment" . That highway at the time was being twinned (2 lane to 4 lane). I was on a 2 lane stretch and the highway was quite busy. Traffic was slowing down into a cluster string and I was about 7 or so vehicles back and saw a clear path to pass. Stomped on the accelerator and just as I was passing the last vehicle (armed forces semi carrying half track type vehicles) the turbo 400 was shifting from 2nd to 3rd at full throttle. Without warning BANG! Pieces of engine all over the highway, smoke, antifreeze, oil etc, just as I'm getting back in front. Coasted to the shoulder and heard the sarcastic airhorn blow on the semi as he knew right away what happened.
Anyway, I eventually got towed to the garage where I worked and my post mortem revealed what appeared to be a timing chain break, pile up between the cam and crank gear and shove the front half of the crank straight down through the pan. Interestingly enough, the heads totally survived, no bent or broken valves.
Yikes. Not fun!
I “windowed” the block of 3.8 V6 in my ‘93 Olds LSS.
I heard some knocking and had my fingers crossed I would make it 50 miles home.
When the knocking stopped… I left an Oil/antifreeze trail on the highway and my boys and I were stranded…. on Father’s Day.